Crop Definition

krŏp
cropped, cropping, crops
noun
crops
Any agricultural product, growing or harvested, or collected, as wheat, cotton, fruit, honey, etc.
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The yield of any product in one season or place.
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A group or collection appearing together.
A new crop of students.
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A short haircut.

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A saclike enlargement of a bird's gullet or of a part of the digestive tract of earthworms and some insects, in which food is stored before digestion; craw.
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verb
cropped, cropping, crops
To bear a crop or crops.
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To cut off or bite off the tops or ends of.
Sheep crop grass.
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To clip (an animal's ears, for example).
American Heritage
To cut (hair, the ears, etc.) short.
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To grow or harvest as a crop.
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adjective
Cut or designed to be shorter than usual at the bottom.
Crop tops expose the midriff; crop pants extend only to the calves.
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idiom
crop out
  • to appear unexpectedly
  • to appear at the surface, as a rock formation at the earth's surface; outcrop
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Other Word Forms of Crop

Noun

Singular:
crop
Plural:
crops

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Crop

Origin of Crop

  • From Middle English crop, croppe, from Old English crop, cropp, croppa (“the head or top of a plant, a sprout or herb, a bunch or cluster of flowers, an ear of corn, the craw of a bird, a kidney”), from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz (“body, trunk, crop”), from Proto-Indo-European *grewb- (“to warp, bend, crawl”). Cognate with Dutch krop (“crop”), Low German Krop (“a swelling on the neck, the craw, maw”), German Kropf (“the craw, ear of grain, head of lettuce or cabbage”), Swedish kropp (“body, trunk”), Icelandic kroppur (“a hunch on the body”). Related to crap and group.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English croppen (“to cut, pluck and eat”), from Old English *croppian. Cognate with Scots crap (“to crop”), Dutch kroppen (“to cram, digest”), Low German kröppen (“to cut, crop, stuff the craw”), German kröpfen (“to crop”), Icelandic kroppa (“to cut, crop, pick”). Literally, to take off the crop (top, head, ear) of a plant. See Etymology 1.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English cropp ear of grain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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